Halesworth is a bustling market town which celebrates the arts. ‘The Cut’ is Halesworth’s arts centre hosting theatre productions, exhibitions, cinema film screenings and workshops. The centre is also home to the towns annual Arts Festival as well as The Ink Festival which champions local writers, artists and musicians.
Halesworth town itself has a long High Street dotted with Victorian and Edwardian buildings where you can expect to find plenty of boutiques, cafes, haberdashery shops and antiques, known as the Thoroughfare. A little further up from the Thoroughfare is the Market Place where weekly markets are held selling local produce, crafts and more.
There are notably dozens of eateries in Halesworth where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and slice of cake or indulge in fine cuisine – a great way to finish off a day of retail therapy. If you’re into history then taking the Halesworth Town Trail is a must. The trail gives plenty of insight of the town’s past which is thought to date back to Saxon times. Using the town trail map, look out for specific places of interest using the duck symbols and learn about the town’s fascinating history and stories.
Walking and cycling can be enjoyed from this part of Suffolk, we particularly recommend a visit to the Millennium Green which is a stunning piece of 32 acre land made up of heathland, woodland, meadows and orchards. As you can imagine there’s an abundance of wildlife to discover along the way.
Halesworth is served by train which runs from Ipswich to Lowestoft where you can connect to London and Norwich. There is also a good bus service which takes you to nearby towns and villages such as the seaside town of Southwold, market town of Beccles, Lowestoft and Norwich.